13 September 2008


Finally, some stuff about thesis. I don't have a title for it yet, but I'm working on it. Here is a third round of character designs. Don't mind the anatomy of the dog too much, it's going to "work" when I have more than 5 minutes to draw if for a model sheet. Here is one of the "backgrounds" I submitted as well. This is going to be part of a larger pan, but right now all we're looking at is some digital coloring over the linework of a Flash scribble from the animatic.
This is another background. It's an early layout, so I guarantee that this whole design will change, but it's going to be a kite builder's workshop.

With any luck, I'll be updating this at least once a week with material. It helps keep me accountable, as well as keeping my work presentable. No one wants to put up ugly looking drawings on the internet for the world to see.

My advisor is Howard Beckerman, a living piece of animation history. I'm honored to have him on board with me. (There will definitely be posts about him in the future.) The storyboards and animatic are still undergoing revisions, but parts of them will show up here in time. For now it's back to work, not just with thesis but freelance as well.

Questions, comments, arguments--go for it. Cheers.


suz said...

sup lady? these are looking great. i updated my blizzog so it directs to yours.

i like that old man. gee i wonder who he reminds me of?!

Elyssa said...

Awesome, thanks!

Yeah, the old man is based on an earlier old man design from an exercise last year. I feel like his face is actually the opposite of Beckerman's--it's more horizontally proportioned than vertically. But yeah, there's a resemblance.